Jun 27

Crystal Fairy and the Magical Cactus

crystal fairyDon’t let the awkward title fool you.  Crystal Fairy and the Magical Cactus is a gem of an indie film.  From IFC Films,

In this freewheeling comedy from the director of The Maid, Michael Cera (Arrested Development, Superbad) stars as Jamie, a shaggy, boorish young American traveling through Chile. While searching for a rare hallucinogen-the famed San Pedro cactus-with a trio of Chilean brothers, Jamie invites a mysterious hippie (Gaby Hoffmann) along for the ride, but her free-spirited personality quickly clashes with his self-absorption. When they head for the beach, Jamie’s big trip starts taking surprising turns.

I genuinely laughed throughout while simultaneously being moved. The simple story balanced well with the depth of characters all presented in such a natural way by director Sebastián Silva as if I was watching a documentary. Kooky and realistic with beautiful and awkward young people spending time together on a breathtaking Chilean seaside.  If you’re looking for something off the beaten track but ultimately relatable, check out Crystal Fairy and the Magical Cactus.

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